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RE: Backbone IP network Economics - peering and transit
The question is too simplistic ... It is not (simply) a matter of small vs. big or being on your own network from source-to-destination. Peering is an enabler ... and gives all an opportunity to share content globally ... kinda' fundamental to the Internet consortium. Is your question, 'Since fiber is so cheap, why doesn't everyone build an autonomous, facilities-based, global "Internet" network that competes for narrowband/broadband "pullers" of data and hosting/data centers/etc. for content providers ("pulled-fromers" or "pushers" of data)? Gary -----Original Message----- From: Michel Py [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 10:46 PM To: Gordon Cook; email@example.com Subject: RE: Backbone IP network Economics - peering and transit > Peering? Who needs peering if transit can be > had for $20 per megabit per second? The smaller guys that don't buy transit buy the gigabit. Michel.